iOS 8 on iPhone 5s
Three days ago I installed iOS 8 GM. I had it installed until yesterday that I downgraded to iOS 7.1.2. My experience with iOS 8:
At first it ran somewhat sluggish, but I rebooted the phone and ran better. Still, I found it not to be as polished as it could:
Control center and notification center dropdown animation is not as smooth as in iOS 7.1.2. Usable, but not buttery smooth. Control center appears a couple of miliseconds after I swipe - annoying.
Assistive Touch with 5 options (i only use "home" and "device") too cramped for 4" screens. feels designed for iPhone 6
Weather app is wonderfully updated and all, but it fails miserably as it chokes like an android phone when pinching-to-zoom in or out of a city. Horrible. Also noticeable when pressing the list button to see all cities.
Photos app sometimes struggle with the animations when pinching out of a photo to return to gallery view.
Swiping from the left side to the screen to get back, at least in the Music app, doesnt seem to work all the time- 30% of the time it wouldn't notice my input.
Battery life SEEMS shorter.
A positive thing: Touch ID appears to be more accurate, but it could be that me fingerprints had to be rescanned after the update.
iOS 8 brings with it wonderful and needed additions, but it seems Apple didn't do its homework complete when it comes to UI animations — just too many dropped fps in a year-old 5s. We, as Apple users, have come to expect perfect animation timing as in iOS 7.1.2.
Personally, I value too much the smoothness of iOS 7.1.2 to install iOS 8. I would love to install iOS 8 when it is as smooth.
Do you think Apple will fix these problems in a 8.1 update?
Do you have these problems too?
Thanks for reading!